dallas - lose
philly - um, supposedly win
clippers - hopefully win. back to back game for both teams.
brooklyn - lose
orlando - win
denver - win
portland - lose
utah - win
sacramento - lose. rudy drops 50
clippers - lose
5-5 run is my prediction.
Salvaging this team from Colangelo's mess is going to be a multi-season process. If everyone gets this psyched out over a given 4 game stretch, you guys are never gonna make it intact. I worry about some of you.
I agree. Teams lose, Raptors aren't immune to it. I can't say I agree with anyone who thinks Brooklyn is going to runaway with the division or even win it, but that's to be seen. Realistically this team has a goal and I expect them to make the playoffs and probably do so in a top 5 seed. I said top 6 at the start of the season, but I'm more confident now.Salvaging this team from Colangelo's mess is going to be a multi-season process. If everyone gets this psyched out over a given 4 game stretch, you guys are never gonna make it intact. I worry about some of you.
I would say that I was fairly confident that MU would be able to make this team competitive in 2 years, but after all the winning over last month my confidence took a big hit.
Now, after 3 straight losses, my confidence is building UP again.
I don't see why the team can't recover from this and start winning again. The unfortunate thing is that these losses have come against beatable teams. The main trio of Demar, Kyle and Jonas are not performing the way they were and is the main reason for the poor show. The other thing I think is that Confidence has turned into Over-confidence.
I think it's only a matter of time before they get back to their winning ways.
Attitude Is A Choice.
Quite frankly, these last three losses are just what the doctor ordered for this young group of guys, whio were walking around with just a bit too much swagger.
I think this gets them to put their noses back against the grinding wheel and read the scouting reports, stick to game strategy and maybe get back to their winning ways.
Attitude Is A Choice.
i was a pro tanker that was seduced by some surprisingly good wins. opinions change just as much as the play on court does. who knew they'd suck this bad in the past 4 games after that crazy solid run?
I was, and still am, a pro-tanker. But I'm also a realist.
This solid run has ruined any chances of a top 5 pick. I believe in the tanking philosophy, but it's too late for the Raptors to employ it this season.
"I won't shoot 5 for 19 again...." - DeFrozen (in theaters now)
I'm a pro-tanker but with the way to team was playing after the Rudy trade it was impossible to root against winning and now they have lost a couple of games to beatable opponents and now I really don't know what to expect lool they could easily got 10-2 or 2-10
I am legit shook. Don't even want to watch this team if they are going to play that garbage ball they played against LA and CHA. Demar needs less minutes. Guy has zero legs at the end of games and its the usual story every time.
This thread has turned into an AA meeting. Hilarious.
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Let's be honest, if the raps traded Lowry or DD the team would sink like an absolute stone. I don't think top 5 pick is entirely out of the realm of possibility, especially if you're trading one or both those guys to an east team.
I'm still a pro-tanker because I don't think that winning now disproves the philosophy. Until we shed some salaries or magically turn into a contender via 'organic growth', I will be a pro-tanker. I truly, truly believe that the way to build a contender is through the draft. I know that there are ways to fail in doing so, but I believe it offers us, the Toronto Raptors, the best chance. I can go down the list of reasons but this isn't a tank thread so I don't want to get into it (not to mention that it's been said over a dozen times in other threads).
Whether it is still a viable option this season, remains to be seen. Chances look grim. But on the other hand I don't see a contender, so at some point we are going to have to tank.
Btw, I don't cheer for losing and boo winning. I cheer for high draft picks.
“The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.” - Martin Luther King
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